Agricultural History Society
Tropicana: Commodities Across Borders
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
St. Petersburg, Florida
May 24-26, 2018
The theme for WSECS 2018, to be held Feb. 16 & 17, 2018 in Las Vegas, is Conversing among the Ruins: the Persistence of the Baroque.
I am pleased to announce that the cfp for 'Sex', the first 2018 meeting of the British Animal Studies Network, has now been issued. The meeting will take place at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on 27 and 28 April 2018, and confirmed plenary speakers are: Andy Butterworth (Animal Science and Policy, Bristol University), Stella Sandford (Philosophy, Kingston University), and Karl Steel (Medieval Studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY). The BASN poet-in-residence, Susan Richardson will also be giving a performance.
Call for Papers
Message from the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies
Kia ora koutou katoa, hi everyone:
From January 2018, the University of Canterbury will be offering a PhD in Human-Animal Studies. This is the first such degree offered in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only three or four throughout the world.
Call for Papers
Living Matters: The Politics and Poetics of Neglected Life Forms
In 1565 Thomas Blundeville mused that since ‘it is naturally given to every beast for the moste parte to engender hys lyke, as well as conditions as in shape of body, it is very requisite therefore for him that would have a good race, to be very circumspect in choosing the first stallions and mares from whom he would have his race decend, to the intent he may reape thereof both pleasure and profit, and not bestow his cost and labour in vain.’ According to Blundeville, breeders and horses both wish to perpetuate a lineage,